| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Of 100 freshmen who start at a Chicago public high school, about 14 will graduate from a four-year college by their mid-20s, a number that has improved over time but is still troubling and below the national average, according to a report to be released...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:05 AM
There's no simple multiple-choice answer to the question facing nearly 50 science students at Glenbrook South High School.
In fact, they'll likely spend some 20 hours formulating a solution to this real-world problem: "How can we evaluate our critical...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:15 AM
York High School's second annual alumni awards recognized a physician working on HIV, an athletic coach and an Academy Award-winning sound editor, among others, as Dukes of Distinction.
"It's a great way to reconnect people who've had extremely...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Families remain justifiably concerned about paying for college, but there may be cause for some relief, according to a new national report.
Though college tuition and fee prices still outpaced the rate of inflation in the past year, the average...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
‘Throwback’? That’s Lemont’s Flynn Nagel
There are receivers who make a catch and prefer to tiptoe out of bounds to avoid making contact with a defender.
Don’t put Lemont’s Flynn Nagel in that group....
| Oct 20, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Robert Campbell, in his eight years as a Chicago police officer, came to love the job and dreamed of ascending in the department, much as his uncle had.
Though he rarely spoke to family members about his work or its inherent stress, they were well aware...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Sam Tedeschi aspired to play percussion, as a child but a turn with a brass instrument in fourth grade quickly changed his plans.
"My dad brought a tuba home one day, and I just fell in love with it," said Tedeschi, a senior at Downers Grove South...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Karen and Mike Laspisa, every birthday, every holiday, every month is one more without Bryce.
This weekend they reached another milestone — one year since their son, a Naperville Central High School graduate, went missing in California....
| May 29, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Young adulthood is so very, very hard to capture honestly on screen, in all its lurches and false starts and weird little moments of truth. Compress those experiences into the weeks spent rehearsing a college play, and there's an almost absurd degree of...
| Jul 8, 2014
Jane C. Newman was a physical education teacher at Wiesbrook Elementary School in Wheaton at a time when budget cuts were prompting district administrators to consider reducing or eliminating gym classes.
Mrs. Newman held strong views about the value of...